The life that is waiting for us

First, I want to thank you for your awesome comments on my A good dose of teen literature post. I wasn’t expecting so many positive comments, especially about books labeled “teen”, so I was really pleasantly surprised. It was a nice reminder that I really should be myself completely on here and not fear the outcome (because chances are it’ll be a good one!). On another note, I’m late in posting my two features for today because I’ve had a bit of a sad day. I found out that a program I’d been wanting to volunteer for and whose information I’ve been holding onto for over a year pretty much requires French speakers (which I am not). I chose this quote by E. M. Forster because I’m starting to worry that maybe I’m working so hard for what I think is right for me and, in doing so, am wasting time on what is really in store for me. I’ve found that just sitting around doesn’t open any doors, that you must open the doors for yourself, but maybe I’m just stubbornly trying to open locked doors again and again. Do you ever feel this way? What did you end up doing when your plans continued to never work out? I hope you all have a marvelous weekend!
P.S. This is a photo I took on my first Rheinfall trip!

  • Brandi {not your average ordinary}

    I’m sorry to hear about the program, Eva. Don’t give up hope and keep looking. The right program or opportunity will present itself to you, just put the wish out there and believe in it. Have a great weekend, darling!

  • Eva

    Brandi – Thank you. I’m trying, I really am, ha! For about four years now so… I don’t know. I’ll keep on trying and do my best to stay optimistic.

  • jenni-austria-germany

    i totally know what you mean about “sitting around doesn’t open doors”. couldn’t agree more. being proactive and taking control of things (or at least trying to obtain some control) makes me feel better when my plans change unexpectedly.

    and i replied to your comment (which i loved by the way) on my blog but thought i’d respond to it here too (because i’m catching up your blog/making waaaay too many comments & just remembered something i forgot to say when i replied on my post): in poland, no one has ever switched to english with me! another reason to love poland. :)

  • Eva

    Jenni – Hah, no worries! The more comments, the better! For me it’s been because I haven’t been around anyone in Poland who knew English so they just have to deal with my sometimes choppy Polish, ha!

    If only my plans changed to something good, rather than from positive to non-existent! Perhaps I just need to get to a more active place and the rest will fall into place?

  • Krystal/Village

    that photo is so so pretty!!! and i’m sorry that program didn’t work out for you :( donnnn’t worry – you just never know what will happen tomorrow!

  • Alexandra (Veggin’ Out in the Kitchen)

    I love this post – “you must open the doors yourself.” I couldn’t have said it better ! I’m sorry the program hasn’t worked out yet. But keep trying! You can break through even the toughest doors as long as you’re determined enough!

    Once again, great post!! It’s been one of the most inspiring piece of writing I’ve read! :)

    And that’s a gorgeous picture!

  • Jeannie

    Dear Eva,
    It is part of the Lenten journey not to have things go our way. Trusting that God can bring good out of this empty void and keeping steady work on the valuable things you are doing will lead you to the inspiration you need for the next direction to go. Look for beauty, goodness and truth today and count the blessings that have come your way and imagine the faces of all those who love you surrounding you and smiling from the depths of their being that they know you. Spring does come to the soul. Trust. (I am having to do this myself.)

  • Misty :)

    I love this quote and the picture is absolutely beautiful! It looks like a professional photographer did this! I just love it :)

    I know its very depressing when something you have been working so hard for doesn’t end up going as planned, however, you are correct in this post. You can’t just sit around and hope that doors will open for you. You are doing everything you can with what you have and its still not going your way. You just gotta keep thinking positively and continue looking for another program. As I said the other day, it may seem perfect but if it doesn’t happen, it doesn’t happen for a reason. Everything that you are doing and working towards is happening for a reason. It may not end the way you want/expect it to. But it will all work out in the end. You just have to have the big picture in mind. Just have faith my dear! You have your friends, your family, an amazing blog! and a life full of opportunities ahead of you! Everything will work out in the end. I have faith. And you know how to get ahold of me when you need someone to talk to! I hope you had/have a wonderful weekend!

  • Chelsea

    I’ve always LOVED and somewhat lived by, this quote. Awesome.

    Just stumbled upon your blog and I’m so glad I did. I love it! I’m your newest follower.

  • Gabriella {sensiblyluxe}

    I found myself really relating to this post. I think the hard thing is (for me, anyway) deciphering when to push more and when to let go.

  • Laura

    I love, love, love the picture and quote!

  • Eva

    Thank you all so much for taking the time to tell me your thoughts. I’ve really been working on finding a program like this for four years so I think, if it hasn’t worked yet, it’s probably not going to work anytime soon. This was the only program I could find under a few hundred dollars in Europe. Perhaps in the future, a better opportunity will present itself for me, but for now I’m going to put more of my efforts towards my other goals (like my book). I’ll keep you updated as things change and progress! : )

  • Rachael

    That’s too bad about your situation. It sucks to really want something and wait for it and then it doesn’t happen. I’m sorry. But it’s a reminder I guess, to do what you said, and not wait for things to come to you, to do what you need or want yourself. That is advice I need to follow for myself!